Cinema Book Club
Louisa May Alcott's
Happy New Year, Book Club Members!
I hope that your 2019 ends on a happy and prosperous note, and I hope your holidays are filled with joy and great memories in the making! I am at home in Maryland for a month, but I'm still thinking about you and planning our first great adventure for 2020.
I already watched Greta Gerwig's new adaptation of Little Women, and I have to gush about it to you--run, don't walk to Pocono Cinema to see this lush, amazing film on the big screen. I teach a lit and film course, and most adaptations fall into two categories: the literal and the liberal. Both can be good--meaning that you either want to see a word-for-word adaptation, or you want to see someone's fresh take on a well-known story. This film is rare in that it feels like both in one. It has most beats from the classic, but it feels new and exciting in how it is structured. It's familiar but also exciting. So, if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to catch it while it's at our cinema. I loved it and can't wait to see it again.
We will be reading the classic story to kick off 2020. You can find many versions of this novel, from young adult to hardcover to illustrated versions, so pick your favorite. (I am currently reading the 150th Anniversary version with original illustrations.) We can discuss the book and Gerwig's take on Sunday, 1/26, at 2 pm. I'll look forward to seeing you then.
Also for your new year reading pile: by request, we also have on the back-burner the sequel to Fredrik Backman's Bear Town, titled Us Against You. We'll plug that in when we have an opening in the near future.
I wish you a wonderful start to the new year!
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